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Updated at 12:47 PM

As nice as the weather has been, we are not out of winter yet, but things at the Capitol keep moving.

Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 11:42 AM

I canít be the only one.I feel really sorry for the people of New Hampshire. They are voting in presidential primary Tuesday, and I have no idea how they could possibly have chosen a candidate.

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 7:39 PM

Do you ever wonder how a recipe gets its start? This one is an interpretation of a recipe one of my brothers described to me many years ago. It is also easy to make, a great way to use over-baked or crushed cookies and control serving sizes. The...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 6:45 PM

After William Rudolph, the so-called "Missouri Kid," was arrested in February 1904 for robbing a bank at Union and killing a Pinkerton detective sent out in search of him, the New York Times said Rudolph came from a family of “crackers”...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 6:43 PM

“That moment when you have to stick your hand down the drain/garbage disposal because you drop your fish down there while cleaning its bowl...yah, I just had that moment. I sure hope Merida the fish is as brave as its namesake Disney...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 11:47 AM

This Capitol Report will give you an account of what is transpiring in your State Capitol, from the perspective of a citizen legislator.  I try to give you a feel for the process and the substance of what is being talked about with...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 11:31 AM

As the son of a preacher, faith has always been at the center of my life. This week, along with numerous of my U.S. House & Senate colleagues, I attended the National Prayer Breakfast.

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 10:23 AM

Emboldened by their finishes in the Iowa caucuses Monday - sixth, eighth, and 10th, respectively - former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio, and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey announced they are joining together to form a ďGOP...

Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 8:44 AM

What was at stake this week in Norristown, Pennsylvania, when Bill Cosby and his attorneys appeared in court to seek the dismissal of the criminal charges brought against him by the Montgomery County district attorney?

Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 7:49 PM

In a city busiest from January to May, we often overlook some of the other important efforts happening quietly behind the scenes. This year, the Senate has formed a team of highly qualified volunteers who are offering their time to make the...

Updated Feb 4, 2016 at 7:22 PM

As we close out another legislative week, I would like to share a few important updates with you. First, here are a few additional bills that I have sponsored this legislative session:

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